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86m Vitters/Oceanco world's largest ketch Aquijo sold

8 December 2023 • Written by Nick Jeffery

The 86-metre ketch Aquijo has been sold with Robert Shepherd and Bruce Brakenhoff of Edmiston representing the seller and Gary Wright and Jonathan Zwaans of Y.CO representing the buyer.

Built of high tensile steel by the two Dutch yards Vitters and Oceanco, she was designed by US naval architect Bill Tripp and delivered in 2016. Her interior is by Dölker + Voges who worked closely with the owner's wife.

The 1,538GT yacht Aquijo's asking price was not disclosed.

Comfortable world cruising was the design brief handed to Tripp, who also made her high-performing. On her maiden season in Greece, she hit 20.4 knots in a 30- to 40-knot wind and cruised at an average speed of 19 knots.

“The interior design is contemporary and elegant, yet fresh and natural,” said Robert Voges. “Clear and logical lines, pure materials, simplicity and remarkable attention to the details.” Wood and stainless steel are used extensively on board Aquijo. “Stainless steel is one of the noblest materials,” said Voges. “Using it in the right way allows an exciting interaction between light, reflections and interior design, creating a sophisticated and modern atmosphere.”

Aquijo boasts an owner's deck with a rear-facing bedroom. She accommodates up to 14 guests and a crew of 16. Flying 3Di North Sails, the yacht has a total sail area of 3,821 square metres and 5,051 square metres with the Code 1 up.

The 1,538GT yacht Aquijo's asking price was not disclosed.

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